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This week offers a diverse bunch of stories, from the launch of South African cat brand, Leopard, now basing its Australian operations in Brisbane, to the worldwide search for footage of the Australian victory in the Americas Cup in 1983, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the now legendary event (which by the way, was nominated the country's most memorable sporting victory in a Sydney Morning Herald reader poll).

There's a plethora of boat shows ahead, including Genoa, IBEX and Fort Lauderdale in October, METS and Emirates in November and then Auckland in March 2009, before the circuit begins all over again.

Then there's the online version, with the launch of, the first “online boat show” where consumers can experience a one-stop-shop to browse, review and compare new boats, motor yachts, jet skis, outboards and inboard engines. Check it our for yourself.

And finally, praise for industry stalwart, Club Marine, announcing sponsorship of the Coastcare organization, supporting a raft of initiatives aimed at restoring or protecting endangered species and vulnerable locations around the country.

Club Marine CEO, Mark Bradley said the company will support the 60,000 selfless volunteers who work tirelessly to protect our magnificent but fragile beaches, harbours and bays, specifically by providing financial support and insurance for boats involved in five of Coastcare's projects.

It's refreshing to see practical contributions to the environment, without which no marine business would exist.

Have a great week!

Jeni Bone, Editor

$10 million for boating infrastructure in C Qld
Paul Hoolihan MP - Member for Keppel,
Central Queensland boaties will benefit from a $10 million boating infrastructure boost from the State Government, Member for Keppel, Paul Hoolihan, announced today.... [more]

Beneteau honours Australian dealer
Bob Wonders,
Beneteau's Australian and New Zealand powerboats distributor, JW Marine, judged best in the world. Dealer principal Adam Waters was on hand in Bordeaux, France, to accept the award from Beneteau's director of sales and marketing, M. Henri Brissi, during the 2008 International Dealer Conference.... [more]

Hunt is on for Americas Cup Footage
Jeni Bone,
It's the now legendary occasion we beat the Americans at their own game but as the 25th anniversary of the 1983 America's Cup victory passes, it appears somebody lost the footage of the victory.... [more]

Club Marine Goes Green with Coastcare
Jeni Bone,
Industry insurer, Club Marine is teaming up with Coastcare, Australia's largest coastal community volunteer network, to support a range of environmental programs aimed at restoring or protecting endangered species and vulnerable locations around Australia.... [more]

Genoa Bigger and Better than Ever
Jeni Bone,
The next big event on the European calendar is the Genoa Boat Show.... [more]

Call for Exhibitors: Auckland Int'l Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
The Marine Industry Association has big plans underway for the Auckland International Boat Show 2009.Auckland International Boat Show), 5-8 March 2009.... [more]

Leopard Attacks!
Jeni Bone,
After just 10 years in business and staking its place as third largest cat manufacturer worldwide, with dominance in the US and Europe, South African marque, Leopard Catamarans will expand into the Australian market.... [more]

Dubai Superyacht Marina Scheduled for 2009
Jeni Bone,
Dubai's first dedicated superyacht marina, the Palm Jumeirah Mega Yacht Marina, has received the official approval and released details of its plans.... [more]

Launching Australia's Online Boat Show
Charlie Walter,
Launching Australia's online boat show, is the first of its kind! Boating enthusiasts experience a one-stop-shop to browse, review and compare new boats, motor yachts, jet skis, outboards and inboard engines. has made searching easy with our user friendly navigation system, finding the right boat and motor is a breeze.... [more]

Kingfisher Marine- Thailand/Singapore Mustang
Media Services,
Australian Luxury powerboat builder Mustang appoints Kingfisher Marine the Thailand and Singapore dealer. To coincide with the appointment, Kingfisher Marine has appointed Australian James Egan to their team to assist with the promotion of the Mustang range of luxury cruisers, with James bringing a wealth of industry and boating knowledge to the Kingfisher Sales Team.... [more]

Sail marketing agency launched in Asia
Sailing Events Asia,
When you think of sponsored yacht racing, sailing hospitality and team building days on performance yachts, most people will think of Europe, North America, Australia... pretty much anywhere except Asia. Until now.... [more]

Servicing Superyachts supported in Wynard Quarter
Melanie McKay,
The company managing the redevelopment of Wynyard Quarter on the Auckland waterfront says there will be ample space and facilities for servicing superyachts up to 70 metres long, and the redevelopment plans will give the industry more space and water access than at present. Sea+City Projects Ltd is managing the redevelopment of most of the area for Auckland Regional Holdings (ARH).... [more]

Sanctuary Cove Boat Show steers New Course
Kate Duryea,
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2009. The leading Asia-Pacific show is staged on Australia's Gold Coast. Dates in 2009 will be Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, May 24. A newly configured management team will lead this Australian marine event to its celebratory year.... [more]

Simpson Marine takes 'custom built' to new level
Simpson Marine,
With a history of over 25 years experience in the Asian markets and a number of regional network offices, Simpson Marine's new construction team, headquartered in Taipei, has the experience and awareness of regional business cultures to advise customers where to build, which designers to choose and how to achieve outstanding results.... [more]

Management group on-board with Volvo Ocean Race
Lizzie Ward,
The Volvo Ocean Race has appointed The Boston Consulting Group to assist in creating a strategy for the most challenging round-the-world race to become the world's undisputed sailing event... [more]

Oceanfast unveils first of new range
Oceanfast Media,
Australian luxury motor yacht builder Oceanfast has launched the first of its new range of vessels - the 36 metre 'Eendracht', soon to be followed by a 48 metre currently under construction.... [more]

ISAF supports better keel construction standards
ISAF Media,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is supporting the European Boating Association (EBA) in their commitment to complete the ISO standard for keel and rig attachments in small craft construction... [more]

Yacht Express delivering yachts for UAE boat shows
Media Pro Int'l,
In style appropriately 'fit for a king,' a shipload of luxury yachts will arrive at the Dubai International Boat Show and the inaugural Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (set for March 3-7 and March 12-14, respectively) next year . The royal ride for the vessels will be Dockwise Yacht Transport's (DYT) super ship Yacht Express... [more]

Grand Banks Protects with Peelable
Jeni Bone,
US boat builder, Grand Banks Yachts has reported excellent results at its Singapore facility protecting its multi-million dollar builds with the Skudo range of peelable protective coatings.... [more]

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